Taiwan has valuable coronavirus lessons, but the World Health Organization continues to shun it

A glaring episode took place recently, showing that not only is the WHO not considering Taiwan as a state — but they’re not even willing to talk about it.

Indonesia announces Rp 405 trillion COVID-19 budget, anticipates 5% deficit in historic move

Indonesia will issue a government regulation in lieu of law (Perppu) that will boost state spending by up to Rp 405.1 trillion (US$24.6 billion) as the budget deficit is anticipated to widen to 5.07 percent of GDP in the nation’s fight against COVID-19.

Philippine capital to undergo curfew, mall closures as coronavirus deaths rise to eight

Mayors of Metro Manila's 16 cities announced nighttime curfews on Saturday (Mar 14) and urged shopping malls to close for one month, in a bid to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, as the Philippines reported its eighth death.

People move up Japan travels to avoid quarantine

People trying to get to Japan from China and South Korea are rushing to complete the trip before the government starts quarantining all arrivals...

Japan to quarantine all visitors from China and South Korea

Japan intends to quarantine all visitors from coronavirus-hit China and South Korea at hospitals or other designated facilities before granting them entry permits, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday.

The Coronavirus in Asia and ASEAN – Live Updates by Country

Due to the developing situation in China and Asia concerning the Coronavirus, we will be operating this article as a running live update service to keep businesses involved in ASEAN and Asia updated with the latest relevant regional news.

Coronavirus: South Korea church leader apologises for virus spread

The head of the religious sect that has been at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak in South Korea has apologised to the nation for the disease's spread.

Parents in Japan and Hong Kong struggle as schools shut

Costs could grow for parents in Japan and Hong Kong, with schools shutting until April because of the coronavirus.

China may send ducks to battle Pakistan’s locust swarms

China could deploy 100,000 ducks to neighbouring Pakistan to help tackle swarms of crop-eating locusts, according to reports.

Thailand’s richest man is building Bangkok’s tallest skyscraper

Billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, via his recently listed property unit Asset World Corp, has his sights on building the nation’s tallest skyscraper.

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